|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next 'escape the world' getaway. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from the wild and scenic Flathead River where the North Fork and Middle Fork converge, a popular spot to fish, whitewater raft, kayak, or canoe. Retreat accommodates up to 28 when the Alpine House, this listing, is combined with the Alpine Cottage, listing 451633, and the Glacier Chalet, listing 451634, on this same property. (See property diagram in photo section, next-to-last photo). Check with owner for availability of Alpine House.
The retreat is just eight miles from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Breathtaking mountain views, wilderness solitude, abundant wildlife, herb and flower gardens, forests and meadows, combined with private, beautiful accommodations and every comfort to make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and pampered.
The retreat's secluded alpine wilderness location, bordering Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, affords frequent opportunities to observe wildlife. Bear, moose, and deer are frequent visitors here, so be sure to bring your camera!
The Alpine House is one of 3 units onsite. The Alpine House has a sleeping capacity of 16. As indicated above, when combined with the Alpine Cottage and Glacier Chalet, the retreat can sleep 28 or more. Whether you are a family on vacation, or a larger group such as a family reunion or other special occasion, Mountain Cleft Retreat can serve your needs.
Bedrooms include a king, queens, and bunk beds, as well as sofa beds. Private bedrooms have beautifully hand-painted wall art, down comforters, and decorator linens. The den has a gas log fireplace, a large sheepskin rug, comfortable fireplace chairs, and two couches. The den exits to a beautiful private garden with grill, and umbrella table and chairs for relaxation and eating.
A fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities are available for guest use. We also provide high-speed wireless Internet.
Upon entering the Alpine House, stairs and an arched doorway transport you to the spacious, romantic Old World style king bedroom suite with down comforter, bedroom library, and reading chair. The handsome corner wardrobe provides a place for clothing, and windows on both sides of the room look out onto the surrounding Montana woods. This room has an elegant private bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub.
A few steps up from this bedroom is the Great Room with cathedral ceiling, living room with overstuffed red velvet furniture, a two story stone fireplace with a gas log fire, and a full bathroom. A balcony off the Great room overlooks the front flower gardens. Graceful arched doorways, stained glass windows, hand painted wall art, tapestry rugs, an iron chandelier, and skylights makes this room a breathtaking hideaway.
Stairs up from the Great Room take you to an upper loft, a combination library/bedroom/business center, with a queen sofa bed, desk, skylights, and windows overlooking spectacular mountain, forest, and meadow views.
Washers and dryers are available in the retreat for guests to use as needed.
Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.
Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.
Whether you're looking for an unforgettable family reunion, or a delightful vacation for a smaller group, we have the place for you.
We stayed here for a combined family vacation. When we arrived we did not have any water. Throughout the week the water was "fixed" but showers had to be taken one at a time which is extremely inconvenient when we had 16 people staying at the cabin. We cleaned the whole cabin before leaving and still have not received our deposit back after attempting to contact the owner multiple times.
We came up for a week to stay at Glacier National Park. We had 8 people (4 adults and 4 kids), and some additional relatives joined us for part of the stay, renting out the smaller part of the house as well. We have stayed at multiple properties through VRBO over the years, and this was the best maintained property we have stayed with. Everything was in good shape, clean, and worked well. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable! We had plenty of space and the boys enjoyed the bunk bed room (complete with a basket of wooden blocks). The house was quiet, the property is surrounded by woods and there is no appreciable road noise (there is an occasional train, and though I could hear it, it was not loud enough to be bothersome). The kitchen is small but we cooked a full dinner for 52 people in it one night without a problem, and the dining table fits quite a few around. The patio and deck areas provide good outdoor seating as well. There was plenty of space, so everyone could find somewhere to have some quiet time when they needed it. The house is 10-15 minutes from West Glacier, it was an easy drive and our host provided directions to the park from the house. Columbia Falls is 15 minutes away if you need a grocery store. The property is also about 5 minutes from the middle fork of the flathead river, which you will pass over on your way to Glacier. It is very cold water! but people do rafting/canoeing and swimming there (we found Lake McDonald in Glacier Park had warmer water). Overall I would definitely recommend this property if you have plans in Glacier National Park, or the surrounding area.
We had a wonderful stay. We rented both the house and attached cottage and it was perfect for our combined families. The proximity to Glacier Park, hiking, white water rafting, and renting ATV's made everything so easy. We were close enough to Columbia Falls to eat out or get take out and our day trip horseback riding and boating on Flathead Lake was easily doable. The views from the cottage deck made evenings remarkable. The house had everything we needed for a wonderful week in Montana!
We stayed at the cottage with our three year old twins and had an excellent time. The girls loved the little sleeping nooks. It was comfortable, elegant, and well stocked. Just lovely with perfect access to everything worth seeing and doing in the valley. It would be perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family like ours. We will be back.
Perfect location. Just 10 minutes to West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Located right in the heart of the Flathead National Forrest. It is the perfect get-a-way. We loved it. Everyone was so gracious and we loved Clyde and Melissa. Hope to come back soon
When I arrived, the scenery took my breath away!!! So beautiful, it was if God had tucked a 20 acre parcel of heaven right here in the woods.
Picture majestic mountains, summer meadows full of wildflowers, tall timbers reaching toward a bright, blue sky..........chubby little bumble bees among the lavender, sweet orange and yellow butterflies dancing in the summer warmth. We haven't even gone inside yet!!!
What a wonderful place for a group, couple or if you just need to spend some time alone.
The interior was warm, inviting and very nicely appointed. The sheets were soft, the down comforters warm and the bathrobes snuggly!!! Floor-to-Ceiling windows make the space perfectly light & bright and can coax you into an unexpected nap before you know it!!!
When was the last time you enjoyed a large family breakfast or dinner around an enormous table with filled with family, friends, love, joy and laughter??? It reminds you to slow down and enjoy the truly important things in life.
Of all the rentals I've enjoyed over the years this one was the most impressive, the owners are caring, wonderful people who've shared their sense of taste and style in this lovely mountain retreat. Every detail has been considered for the guests comfort and enjoyment!!!
I look forward to the next visit with great anticipation!!!
Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.
|Property Damage Protection||£66|
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